Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
This Friday to Sunday is filled with markets, music, comics, and fundraising!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Speed skating, karate, fencing, fashion, art launches, Monty Python, and orchids?  There are more than enough events to keep you busy all weekend long!   Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Portobello West Art Market To Open Just Four Times a Year

Photo: Portobello West

Portobello West, Vancouver’s monthly arts and fashion market and one of the top spots to shop for local and independent fashion in Vancouver, has been around since 2006, first at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, then at Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village (since March 2011), where it has been operating on the last Sunday of every month.

But its new(ish) high-traffic digs aren’t helping Portobello West’s vendors. According to The Georgia Straight, customers’ propensity to “wait and see what they have next month” is hurting the artists’ and artisans’ bottom line.

So Portobello West is changing their schedule in an effort to help their vendors:

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Portobello West Art Market To Open Just Four Times a Year

Life in Olympic Village! New art and design market opens March 26

Photo Credit: Portobello West

Looking for alternatives to shopping at the mall?  The new Portobello West market coming to Olympic Village might be the answer.

Portobello West has been around for years in Vancouver, although it sometimes flies under the radar.  It’s a monthly market that brings together dozens of up-and-coming artists and clothing designers to sell their wares. The concept is borrowed from the original Portobello Market in London, which showcases hundreds of the country’s top designers.

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Life in Olympic Village! New art and design market opens March 26

Vancouver’s Local & Independent Fashion, Part III: Portobello West

100% recycled line of knit pullovers from Kdon, available at Portobello West

On the last Sunday of every month, over 110 artists and designers come together to sell their unique creations at one of the best spots for finding local and independent fashion in Vancouver: Portobello West Fashion and Art Market.

Created in 2006 by Vancouverite Carlie Smith and designed to mimic European artisan markets, Portobello West is one of the Top 8 Places to Shop for Fashion in Vancouver. A huge success in Vancouver—the market averages over 1,000 shoppers per event—Portobello has been a boon to local designers, offering a showcase for both well-established brands and up-and-coming talent.

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Vancouver’s Local & Independent Fashion, Part III: Portobello West